Wednesday, December 30, 2009

♪♫ I'm still dreaming of a white Christmas...♪♫

Okay, It didn't snow for Christmas, but hopefully it will snow later. Right now it is raining/sleeting
/icing. Not exactly snow, but close! I am praying for snow!!!!


We took down our decorations today. To tell you the truth, I was kind of sick of them. I know I will be excited next year, though.


2010! I can't believe it is already 2010. It sounds like something from the future.

Happy New Year, everyone!!!!!


Abby

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A poll

Which do you like better?

Knitting
Sewing
Crocheting


Please comment and tell me.

Also, do you have any ideas for a very impatient beginning sewer/knitter?
If so, I would very much appreciate it if you could comment that, too!

Thank you!


Abby

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Answer

The answer is nothing! This was probably too easy. I will try to do a harder one next time!

Abby

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Riddle

Here is a riddle! It is a hard one...

What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you will die?

I will post the answer soon!





Abby

Thursday, December 24, 2009

And the winner is...

Miss Jen! Please comment and tell me your address (It will not be posted). Thank you to everyone who entered!!!

Abby

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Book on Tape Recommendation

The Screw Tape Letters, by C.S. Lewis

This is a great tape. It is a very good book, too, but the narrator on the tape is wonderful.
It is a series of letters from a demon named Screwtape to his nephew. It is interesting to hear someone writing letters from this perspective. I would recommend it to ages 13 or 14+.


Abby

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

5 things about me

I thought that this would be a good chance for readers to get to know me a little bit better.

1. I like how the word circle sounds. (Don't ask me why, I just do!)

2.I used to bite my nails. (Or, at least, I'm trying to stop!)

3. My favorite dog is either a pug or beagle.

4. My favorite book series is The Series of Unfortunate Events.

5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to read!


Alright, I can't think of any more. I will probably do this again later.


Abby

Monday, December 14, 2009

Random Thoughts

Today was school. :p I am doing Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra, and today was my first algebra lesson. It was interesting. Last week I had a math test and a science test. We are using Exploring Creation with Physical Science. I am learning a lot.

For devotions, we have been reading The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. First we were reading it, but then we started listening to the book on tape. I like the book on tape better.

Then, next on my random thought post, there is dessert! Dessert deserves a paragraph all its own. My favorite dessert lately has been M&Ms. I love them. I also like to make milkshakes. DELICIOUS! :D

Christmas is just around the corner! We are having Christmas with my daddy's side of the family on the 20th. Do you have any Christmas traditions?

Maggie's birthday is on the 18th. We are planning on going rollerskating, a hard task with the little ones. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE!

Well, for now that is all on my random thoughts. What did you think? Should I make more posts like this?

What has been going on in your life lately?

Abby

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Ideas?

I need ideas! What have you liked to see on my blog? Should I post more stories? Polls? Tell me!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Book Recommendations

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope


These are two of the cleverest books I have ever read. They were part of our school curriculum.
The Westing Game is for ages 10 and up, and The Sherwood Ring is for about 12 and up. They were really good.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My First Giveaway and an award














This is my first giveaway! I am giving away six cards and four stationary sheets.
For one entry, just comment.
For two, post about it on your blog.
The drawing will be held on the 23rd.











I award this to Leah! She is a true princess.

Abby

Monday, December 7, 2009

A tag!

Leah tagged me. Here is the tag.


1. Six names you go by:
Abby
Abigail...
I can't think of any more!








2. 3 things you are wearing right now:

A sweater
A skirt
My skin





3. 3 things you want very badly right now:
Chapstick
Ice cream
To watch a movie





4. Three things that you did last night/yesterday:
Went to church
Went to a recital
Read a book






5. Two things that you ate today:
M&Ms
Tuna fish





6. Two people you last talked to on the phone:
My pen pal
Not sure... I think my grandma?





7. Two things that you are going to do today/tomorrow:
Watch a movie
Get the mail





8. Your three favorite beverages:
Hot Chocolate
Chocolate milk
Lemonade

I tag:

Anyone

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Tree
















Today we got our Christmas tree. It is a bit earlier
than usual for us. It is so pretty!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Angels














These are Faith ( left) and Hope, the Christmas Angels.
I made them yesterday. I might post more pictures of them and others.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday's Scripture

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16


This verse is always good if you need a boost in life. It was one of the first that I memorized. I love it!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Boots!

Today Leah, Maggie, Grandma and I went to the Shoe Carnival and Kohl's to buy shoes. I got some boots at Shoe Carnival. Here are some pictures.
























I love boots!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Another Verse

This is also one of my favorite verses:

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Jeremiah 17:9 (king james)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A few games

Here are some games.


Find the B.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEBEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


Find the N.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMNMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM


Drag your mouse from the H to the !

Hope you enjoyed the games!


Have a blessed week,

Abby

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ideas?

What do you want to see on my blog? Recipes? Scripture? Ideas anyone?


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Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Full Heart's Giveaway!

A Full Heart is having a giveaway. Check it out! It is on my blog list.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Jesus' Parables

Jesus told some really great stories. Here is my favorite:

The Parable of the Sower

"A farm went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop-a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. He who has ears, let him hear."
Matthew 13:3-9 (NIV)


What is your favorite parable?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Revelation...

When you read that word, did you experience a shudder? Usually when you think of Revelation, you think of a dark book, with prophecies of death and destruction. In a way, it could be, but mostly it is a crucial book for believers to read.

"I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last..."
Revelation 22:13

We have been reading Revelation, and even though it is kind of scary, it lends you quite a bit of insight into the last days. You can see what is to come, and how it will be for believers. Are you ready?

"When we stand before the Almighty Judge of heaven and of earth, we will not be asked what church on earth we belonged to, but the only question will be: "What have you done with Jesus who is called the Christ?"- Revelation by M. R. De Haan, M.D.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The New School Year

Today we are finally starting school. I'm going into 8th grade. This year I'm using Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra for math. It is the best program I've used so far. We have a new science program and we will incorporate our writing in with that. Leah is going to be a freshman in high school, and Maggie is going into 6th grade. Also, our reading program is Sonlight. It usually has some good books. It will probably be a pretty packed year.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepard; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23


This is my favorite verse in the Bible so far. It is very comforting. My family is memorizing it. What is your favorite?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Job: The Behemoth

Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as the ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
Job 40:15-17 (king James)

When I read this verse, the footnote at the bottom said "Possibly the elephant", and I thought it seemed right. After all, it's a strong animal that eats grass, right? But when we went to the Creation Museum this year, we watched a movie about dinosaurs. It made me realize that it did not make sense. The elephant's tail does not look like or even resemble a cedar. The movie said that what the Bible was talking about might have been a Brachiosaurus or some other dinosaur. To me, that makes a lot more sense.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Verse

It is better to live on a corner of a roof than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Proverbs 21:9, 25:24 and 21:19


This verse really struck me when I read it. Wives should not be quarrelsome and bad-tempered. Since it was said three times in three different places, it must be rather important.

A Family Post

My family is the best! My mom and dad home school us. I have two sisters, aged eleven and fourteen, who are my best friends. I also have twin brothers who are two years old, a baby brother who is almost four months, and our grandmother lives with us, too. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family!

My New Blog

This is my first time blogging on my own. I'll try to make reading worthwhile. Hope you enjoy!